As wives and mothers, our lives can be fairly mundane. We prepare meals, wash clothes, clean the toilet, wipe noses, change diapers, vacuum floors, and countless other jobs that would be impossible to list here. It is very easy to get caught up in all the daily needs. The world is brimming over with nearsightedness for motherhood and if we are not exceptionally careful, we forget why we are even doing the things we are doing.
It is when the mundane looms larger than eternity that we forget who we are, who our husband is, and who our children really belong to.
But ladies, I am praying that you do not forget your importance as a wife and/or mother. Keeping this in perspective will help our eyes to stay focused on the horizons of eternity.
Think about it this way… If you are a wife, you are a wife because that is what God has called you to be. Your influence upon your husband is greater than you may think and more powerful than you will probably ever know. He cannot be the man God has called him to be without your support. God blesses him through your service and honors him through your love.
Even as precious as your children are to you, they are even more precious to God. As much as you love them, God still loves them more. God has entrusted them into your care to raise for Him. What you invest in them is an offering to God.
Much of what we do is hidden from the public eye. Most will never be acknowledged by anyone. But we are not wasting our life. Nothing we are doing is done in vain. We are investing time and energy for the building of the Kingdom. It is not our job to be leaders of the church. It is our job to raise leaders for the church.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ,” (Colossians 3:23-24).
I often hear that verse speaking straight to me. We receive very little remuneration here on earth. But if we keep our eyes focused on Christ, then we don’t want to. We want to receive our rewards in eternity, remembering that He is our prize.
So who cares if we don’t get thanked for remembering to cut the sandwich in half before we give it to our preschooler? It has not gone unnoticed. God has observed. Your obedience and dedication to your family shines like a bright light before them and up to Him. What you are doing is not easy, but continue on. Remember that you are a servant of the One True God. Do all to please Him!
“But the wisest of women builds her house,” (Proverbs 14:1).